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Where do you believe the future of humor resides?
That’s actually a really good question, because every day people become more sensitive. … E-mail has also changed everything. It’s allowed people to complain about their seat being hard, or not enough ice in their drink.
When » Sunday, April 28, 7 p.m.
Where » Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, Salt Lake City.
Tickets » $25-$52.50. Call 801-355-ARTS or visit www.arttix.org for more information.
You’re now 56 years old. Is it easier, or harder, to write as you grow older?
I think I’m a better writer as I get older. The stories in this book are better than the ones I wrote 15-20 years ago. It hasn’t gotten harder, but sometimes I wish I could go back and rewrite things I wrote 10 or 15 years ago. I’d rewrite the story about all the nervous tics I had as a kid ["A Plague of Ticks" in Naked]. I’d shorten that. I’d rewrite the title story in Me Talk Pretty One Day. My French teacher did all sorts of terrible things, like stabbing a Korean-American student in the eye with a pencil and telling her to wake up and go back to Seoul. But what I didn’t mention was that most of us really liked her, but it would have been a much more difficult story to write, but also much better.
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